# What is another word for root in math?

**root**of

**a**number x is

**another**number, which when multiplied by itself

**a**given number of times, equals x. For example the second

**root**of 9 is 3, because 3x3 = 9. The second

**root**is usually called the square

**root**.

Likewise, people ask, what is the synonym of root?

**Synonyms**. stem radical word form theme descriptor form signifier **root** word base.

Likewise, are roots and zeros the same thing? A zero is of a function. A **root** is of an equation. But, when the equation only has numbers and one variable, the ONLY appropriate term is **roots**. However, when looking at just a polynomial (no equation) then either term is appropriate, because they both imply making the polynomial equal to zero first.

Considering this, what is root in algebra?

A real number x will be called a solution or a **root** if it satisfies the equation, meaning . It is easy to see that the **roots** are exactly the x-intercepts of the quadratic function. , that is the intersection between the graph of the quadratic function with the x-axis.

What is the meaning of √?

A **square root** of a number is a value that, when multiplied by itself, gives the number. The symbol is **√** which always means the positive **square root**.